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# 37033 6-Jul-2009 14:47
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Hi

I am looking at buying a Nokia 5800xm.  Does anyone have any opinions on the phone or anything to be aware of before buying?

I am planning on getting it from Phones Direct:
http://www.phonesdirect.co.nz

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  # 231746 6-Jul-2009 18:19
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I looked at one of these, I couldn't justify that much on a phone. I did like some of the features tho.

my concern with parallel imported phones was that they may not work well with vodafone live and some of the cool features may not work. But I am a noob and don't actually know that much about the.

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  # 231757 6-Jul-2009 18:33
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Parallel imported phones are better in many ways dickytim.

This includes faster firmware updates, no restrictions on Voice Over IP, no annoying logos and you can still go on Vodafone Live, etc.

Vodafone sometimes even restricts you from using your own MP3 for ringtones - instead you will have the buy from them.

 
 
 
 


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  # 231766 6-Jul-2009 18:55
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My nokia E71 supplied by vodafone NZ for work works great with voip mp3s as ringtones no issue and the firmware works great

John

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  # 231803 6-Jul-2009 21:17
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heavenly_wild: Parallel imported phones are better in many ways dickytim.



This includes faster firmware updates, no restrictions on Voice Over IP, no annoying logos and you can still go on Vodafone Live, etc.



Vodafone sometimes even restricts you from using your own MP3 for ringtones - instead you will have the buy from them.



Maybe in the past, but recently the custom firmwares have been nothing more than startup splashes and bookmarks.

I have a myriad of handsets here with both VFNZ Firmware and vanilla firmware, I notice no difference in the speed of the handset and/or ability to customise.

n4

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  # 232675 8-Jul-2009 18:43
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Great phone, I love it, browsing on the big touch screen is the best part. And very easy to set up for Mail for Exchange, unlike the E75 I was given for work, it actually works. I have a parallel imported one, no issues at all.

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